Atacames ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

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Atacames Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Esmeraldas, Ecuador)


Atacames Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.0 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 20:19 Local time

Wednesday 01 Thu
4PM 7PM 10PM 1AM
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
W 15
W 15
W 10
Wind State cross-

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Atacames in Esmeraldas is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter and spring are the optimum times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for currents.

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Live Weather:

At La Concordia, 107 km from Atacames.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
23.5 °C

Current weather near Atacames

Overall Atacames Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Atacames

marco from ECUADOR writes:

Atacames es un sitio turístico con una plaza hotelera grande donde se puede muchos alojamientos desde 0 hasta 4 estrellas a precios muy diversos con mucha oferta de servicios y calidad su gente muy amable las noches son por excelencia el alma del lugar diversión al estilo caribeño frente al mar, cuando el mar reúne las condiciones las olas son muy buenas y con potencia, funciona mejor con marea alta y oleajes del norte, el beachbreack a lo largo de la playa con sus puntos más altos frente al edificio arcoiris, la bocana, la nueva granada.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Atacames:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Tonchigue 6 mi
Second closest break Casa Blanca 10 mi
Third closest break Punta Galera 16 mi
Fourth closest break Estero del Plátano 19 mi
Fifth closest break Mompiche 27 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Atacames:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 1103 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 1354 mi
Third closest wave buoy Eastern Caribbean Buoy 1548 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East of Bahamas Buoy 1692 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy SW Atlantic Buoy 1709 mi

Tide stations nearest to Atacames:

Closest tide station Propicia 12 mi
Second closest tide station Puerto de Esmeraldas 17 mi
Third closest tide station Muisne 22 mi
Fourth closest tide station Pedernales 56 mi
Fifth closest tide station Valdez 65 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Atacames:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 707 mi
Second closest ski area Chacaltaya (Bolivia) 1441 mi
Third closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 2346 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 2371 mi
Fifth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 2373 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Atacames:

Closest city location Propicia (Ecuador) 12 mi
Second closest city location Esmeraldas (Ecuador) 13 mi
Third closest city location Rosa Zarate (Ecuador) 45 mi
Fourth closest city location Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Ecuador) 91 mi
Fifth closest city location Tumaco (Colombia) 97 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to Atacames is La Florida (Tumaco) Airport (TCO) in Colombia, which is 162 km (101 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Atacames is Mariscal Sucre International (Quito) Airport (UIO) in Ecuador, 188 km (117 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Atacames, Esmeraldas. Use the tab navigation above to view Atacames sea temperature, Atacames photographs, Atacames detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Atacames webcams, current wind from Esmeraldas live weather stations and Atacames tide predictions. The Ecuador swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ecuador and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ecuador wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Atacames.


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